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The Music Mentor Podcast is hosted by professional musician and educator Demian Arriaga, with the purpose of Motivating, Inspiring, Challenging, and Empowering young musicians, and people from all walks of life, through opinions, anecdotes and interviews.

The Music Mentor Podcast is hosted by professional musician and educator Demian Arriaga, with the purpose of Motivating, Inspiring, Challenging, and Empowering young musicians, and people from all walks of life, through opinions, anecdotes and interviews.
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Los Angeles, CA

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The Music Mentor Podcast is hosted by professional musician and educator Demian Arriaga, with the purpose of Motivating, Inspiring, Challenging, and Empowering young musicians, and people from all walks of life, through opinions, anecdotes and interviews.

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English


Episodes

Ep 179 - Feel the Feel

7/15/2019
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On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I briefly chat about the importance of working on feel. I'm fully believe that just ONE song can be a universe of education in and of itself, however a song isn't a feel. It make have one but it is not the entirety. Confused? Check out and i'll confuse you even more :)

Duration:00:12:03

Ep 178 - Interview w/ TOBY MORSE - H20

7/8/2019
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On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I bring you a long, profanity and wisdom filled convo I had with H2O's Toby Morse. This band has been paramount in my upbringing and in my personal and even professional career. Every member has had an impact one way or another and sitting down and chatting with a role model and now someone I call a friend is surreal.

Duration:01:08:49

Ep 177 - Album Recommendations

7/1/2019
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On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I share with you 12 albums that I think are outstanding. Since the summer is upon us I figured I'd lighten things up a bit a get away from all the recent seriousness of this podcast. I cover 11 different genres plus a bonus suggestion!

Duration:00:11:11

Ep 176 - We're An Extension Of The Artist

6/24/2019
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On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I talk about how as musicians, hired or not, should always remember that we are an extension of the artist. We need to keep that in mind on stage, on a plane, while on social media and even when talking to the artists' fans.

Duration:00:10:24

Ep 175 - Full Circle

6/17/2019
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On this week's episode I share with you an anecdote and series of experiences I had this past week, which have revealed how my career has come full circle.

Duration:00:12:55

Ep 174 - What Genre Should I Play?

6/10/2019
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On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I try to answer a question we find asking ourselves time and time again: "what genre should I play?" well, sometimes an answer to a question is a series of other questions. Confused? Yes, me too! so check out this episode and tell me what you think.

Duration:00:09:58

Ep 173 - What Is Good Musical Taste?

6/3/2019
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On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I try to define what good musical taste means and I also share with you how to develop it.

Duration:00:12:14

Ep 172 - Complaining Sucks

5/27/2019
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On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I chat about how complaining just sucks. That's it hahaha... Seriously though, you've done it, I've done it, we've all done it. I talk about this, how complaining is contagious and much more!

Duration:00:09:54

Ep 171 - Is It Too Late?

5/20/2019
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On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I address those of you who have always wanted to be a musician or be part of the music business but feel that you are either too old or that maybe you are way too late to make a living in the business. Curious to know what you think and if you're going through something similar.

Duration:00:12:18

Ep 170 - Saturday Night Live

5/13/2019
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On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I share with you what it was like to perform on my dream stage: NBC's Saturday Night Live

Duration:00:12:27

Ep 169 - Use Your Eyes (but not too much)

5/6/2019
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Ep 169 - Use Your Eyes (but not too much) by Demian Arriaga

Duration:00:09:52

Ep 168 - Celebrate Your Friends' Success

4/30/2019
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On this week's episode I quickly chat about something that I encounter in every single truly happy and successful person I've come across in this industry: a true, honest and genuine sense of happiness for other people's success. Furthermore, they all participate in an endless pursuit of helping others.

Duration:00:09:57

Ep 167 - Entitlement

4/22/2019
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On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I talk about how being entitled can be one of the worst things you can do for your career and in turn, how being humble and not expecting anything from this industry can help you.

Duration:00:09:49

Ep 166 - No Children No Cry

4/16/2019
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On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I share some thoughts about having children, parenting, social pressure and more.

Duration:00:11:46

Ep 165 - Force Of Will & Vices

4/8/2019
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On this week's episode of #TheMusicMentorPodcast I briefly chat about what's it been like for me to quit alcohol, cigarettes, soda etc and how those decisions have impacted my life and my career in a positive way.

Duration:00:14:01

Ep 164 - Performing In Legendary Venues

4/1/2019
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On this week's episode I talk about one of the most special and also motivating parts about being a professional musician: performing in legendary venues. Whether it's playing a show at a worldwide renowned stadium or your local rock club, they all have a special meaning. Check it out and let me know which has been your favorite venue to play and better yet: which venue would you play if you could play anywhere?

Duration:00:12:51

Ep 163 - The Importance of Passion Projects

3/25/2019
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On this week's episode I talk about how much I love, value and respect those projects that have a deep personal, musical and almost spiritual meaning for us artists that might not be the best revenue stream. To me they are imperative to have but how do yo feel? Do you have any passion projects? Let me know your thoughts!

Duration:00:10:43

Ep 162 - When Confidence Turns Into Arrogance

3/18/2019
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On this week's episode I talk about how, even though self confidence is monumental for success and growth, too much of it can turn into arrogance.

Duration:00:10:00

Ep 161- How Young is Too Young for Music Lessons?

3/11/2019
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On this week's episode I try to answer one of the questions I get asked the most: how soon can I start my kids in music? Aside from tackling this subject I also give teachers some pointers and reminders :)

Duration:00:10:00

Ep 160 - INTERVIEW w/ ALICIA VIGIL (Vigil Of War)

3/4/2019
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On this week's episode I bring you a convo I had with the one and only Alicia Vigil, mastermind, bassist, singer and songwriter behind Vigil Of War.

Duration:00:57:58